James Alexander MacPherson, 78, of Brazil, died Sunday morning, June 8, 2003, at his residence.
He was born March 13, 1925, in Chicago, Ill. He was the son of William John and Helen Joy MacPherson.
He graduated from high school in Buffalo, N.Y., and then enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served until discharged Jan. 7, 1946. During World War II, he served as a pharmacist technician with the U.S. Army 6th Convalescent Hospital in Normandy, northern France and the Rhineland.
He was employed as a brick mason for 28 years at U.S. Steel Gary Works until his retirement in 1979. He was a member of the VFW Post 1127, Indiana Farm Bureau and AARP. He was an avid gardener and loved to fish.
He married Dorothy Fisher July 14, 1993. She preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Marjorie MacPherson, who died April 28, 1996.
He is survived by his wife; three sons, Neil MacPherson and wife Sis and Keith MacPherson, all of Shelby, Ind., and Stuart MacPherson of Rockville, Ind.; one daughter, Marcia Daigh and husband John of Golden City, Mo., and other extended family.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Summit Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Al Relford officiating. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 2 and VFW Post 1127 honor guard. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Moore Funeral Home. For more information, go to www.moorefuneralhome.us.
Should friends so desire, expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and at the graveside service.